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. >> amtrak wants to shorten your trip every day. >> kim dacey is live to explain. good morning. >> good morning. officials are looking at whether these high-speed trains would entice more commuters and close the gap between plane and train travel. amtrak is launching high-speed trials in the northeast to expedite service. they say the goal is to raise speed from the current 130 miles an hour to 220 over the next decade, cutting current travel times in half. they think by cutting travel time, more people might choose trains over airlines to avoid airport security, and more commuters to d.c. would save time by not sitting in traffic. an economist believes the project would entice more baltimoreans to commute to d.c. to earn more money, and that's not all. >> we're the smallest major city on the east coast, and we're also the cheapest major city on the east coast. and so by tying us more forcefully in with markets like new york and washington, d.c., philadelphia, and boston, it creates a lot of economic opportunity for business expansion in the baltimore metropolitan area. >> amtrak estima
stages of having their security upgraded. >> amtrak is planning for a train affected -- trains that could cut train time from baltimore to boston in half. >> the questions involved in this issue remain whether or not the high-speed trains could moat -- open a more lucrative opportunities for baltimore and whether those trains would close the gap between trains and airplanes. commuters stream off the train from d.c. to baltimore, most believed they did not have to fight the beltway. >> sometimes you can be inconvenienced because yet to think about gas, traffic, parking. >> travelers from new york said they chose amtrak over the plate for convenience. like the airports, this security checkpoints, much easier in a train station. >> amtrak is trying to capitalize on those reasons by closing the gap between trains and planes. they are launching high-speed trails to expedite service. the goal is to raise speed from the current 130 mph to 220 over the next decade, cutting current travel time in half. >> it would be a major enhancement for the baltimore area and the reason for many to live here.
. nick james on how passengers describe the impact. >> reporter: amtrak panic as families initially feared the worst. the chp says this big rig carrying cotton trash drove right through the crossing arms, despite the bells and warning lights, broadsiding the train. half a mile after impact, the amtrak came screeching off the tracks. they worried that the train caught fire in the first few terrifying moments. firefighters rushed to the scene south of fresno. some were treated here, but many were rushed to the hospital with injuries, described as bumps, bruises, breaks. nothing life threatening. >> people were jumping out of the train as fast as they could. other people were helping them get out of the train. they assisted people getting out of the train as well. >> reporter: the amtrak carrying 169 passengers were bound for bakersfield from oakland with a stop in sacramento. those who weren't hurt were taken by bus loads to a nearby train station and sent on their way. meanwhile the big rig driver suffered moderate to major injuries. they still don't know why he didn't stop. >> i mea
products. details straight ahead. putting the pedal to the metal. early this morning amtrak trains are going faster than ever before. the o's split a double-header. are there chances of catching the yankees waning. we have reaction from the yard. those stories straight ahead. thaisks for -- thanks for joining us. charley crowson is out live at camden yards. >> good morning. >> hey, megan good morning. you mentioned the split of the double-header yesterday. it was a 4-1 win on the twilight side and 9-5 loss on the night side for the o's splitting with toronto. yankees didn't play so they lose a half game in the al east but have a lead in the wild card race. we will hear from fans throughout the course of the morning on good morning maryland and we are live at camden yards. now back to the studio with a check of the forecast with lynette. >> good morning, charley and everyone. check out what's going on this morning. if you haven't stepped out the door, take the jacket once again. we are dealing with very chilly temperatures. look at the 46 in glen elk and 51 ijamsville. jessup at 46.
amtrak employees. among other findings the report says mechanics and signal operators tested positive at four time the rate of employees at other railroads last year. amtrak management said it will step up random drug testing. a washed out in drought-ridden west texas. rain continued to fall today over part of the lone star state. up to five inche inches have fan the last 24 hours, swamping street, strandingars and drivers. water was four feet deep in this swrairses. it's being called carmageddon, the sequel, in los angeles. a 10-mile stretch of the nation's busiest freeway is closed to traffic. workers are demolishing then rebuilding ia bridge over the busy 405 freeway. the roadway is scheduled to reopen before rush hour on monday. last year, in phase one of the project, officials warned of monumental traffic jams. drivers steered clear as they did today. coming up on tonight's cbs evening news, guatanamo's last western detainee is moved to canada. in syria today with a new casualty in the conflict. rebels launched another offensive to retake the largest city, aleppo, from government
tuesday. . >>> dozens of people were hurt after an amtrak train derailed what amtrak is doing to get passengers around that crash. and a celebration is on in the east bay for the a's, they are now officially in the playoffs, it is all ahead on the khou channel 11 news. >>> right now we are sitting at a very balmy 68 degrees and here we go out of the gate, temperatures will trash tomorrow and take a look, 90s to 100, here is sal. >>> traffic is off to a doesn't start -- decent start, as you can see it is doing well, and on 24 it looks
. and a new report shows that amtrak is guilty of overlooking drug and out of use by its employees. the report says amtrak employees failed the test had a 51% higher rate than average. drug and alcohol use by amtrak employees--the majority of employes fell that tests were tested positive for marijuana and cocaine use. a new campaign for the fda decision could be getting fake or even expired medicine if you are buying it all on-line. the agency says it is pretty risky less than 3 percent of online pharmacies meet state and federal laws and mourning in case you decide to buy your medication on line. if the price is too good to be true if probably is. we will take a break is 4: 20 we have--in this light heading to san francisco this early hour to be right back. sh- a " sense today is going to be the hottest day of the week it got yesterday was i will add a couple of degrees extra. as we head into tomorrow we will experience more of the sea breeze with that we will shave off a couple of degrees and in looking ahead we will continue with a cool down. we will be introduced that fall into the forecas
say it could lead to inflation in the future. an amtrak train has derailed in central california after officials say a big rig truck slammed right into it just south of fresno. as many as 40 people reported hurt in the crash. when several cars jumped the tracks. trace gallagher in our west coast news hub now. trace, exactly how did this happen. >> well, the train was heading south from oakland to bakersfield. it crashed in a town called hanford which is 30 miles outside fresno it appears that a truck carrying a cotton by product actually blue through the signal and crashed into the train. it looks like three of the five railcars are off the track. you can see two of them there at a 45-degree angle. the people inside were tossed about. 169 on board. 40 injured. at last check 17 were taken to local hospitals. none of the injuries this time appears to be live -- life threatening. the driver of the truck that collided with the train is said to be in pretty serious condition. diesel is leaking from the train. authorities belief they can get it cleaned up relevant relatively quickly. non-inj
. >>> all right. it is 6:09. it will be later this morning before amtrak trains can run between hanford and bakersfield in the san joaquin valley. tracks closed for repairs after two different railroad crashes involving big rigs. ironically, a big rig slammed into a freight train in hanford. the truck driver had minor injuries there. earlier yesterday, there was another crash about 15 miles away. about 40 passengers on that amtrak train were hurt none seriously. it was going from oakland to bakersfield. the driver didn't cross at the stopping gate and slammed into the train, according to police. >> how did you not see that the train was crossing, the arms were down, i don't know if there's any indication of any use of alcohol or drugs. >> the truck driver was trapped in his rig for about an hour after that crash. no word on why he didn't stop for the train. >>> american airlines has engineers in new york checking the seats on 8 boeing 757 jets. the inspections were ordered after two incidents where rowings of seats came loose from airplane floors yesterday on a flight from new york to m
. >>> also this half hour, an amtrak train with 169 passengers collides with a big rig and then derails and passengers and eyewitnesses are describing the chaos that followed. >>> and then a peanut butter recall spreads, even more so. more than a hundred items, some that might be in your home right now are being linked to a salmonella outbreak. >> products that use the peanut butter. bigger than you think. stay tuned for that. >>> and later in the half hour, are scientologists bending the rules for tom cruise? the insider who says cruise is getting special treatment when it comes to seeing suri. that's coming up in "the skinny." the drama continues for tom. >>> but first, five weeks until the election and one day before the crucial presidential debate. >> both candidates are working on their last-minute preparations for their first face-off tomorrow night. abc's karen travers is joining us this morning with a preview of the debate. good morning, karen. >> good morning, rob. good morning, paula. it's been very quiet on the campaign trail as president obama and mitt romney hunkers down an
involved a big rig. this time, though, it hit an amtrak train. >>> about 40 passengers on that train were injured. none seriously, though. the amtrak train headed from oakland down to bakersfield. police say the driver didn't yield at the crossing gate, slammed right into the train pushing at least one car off the tracks. >> reporter: how did you not see the train was crossing, the arms were down? >> i don't know if there was any indication of use of alcohol or drugs. >> the tracks could be cleared about 7 a.m. until then a bus bridge is taking passengers around that accident area. >>> a local city leader says won't be intimidated. vallejo mayor osby davis' private law firm was purposesly torched over the weekend, gutting the building. this isn't the first time he has been targeted. davis has had numerous windows broken out by rocks and while he believes someone is trying to intimidate him, he says it's not working. >> i believe that the last criminal act is part of an escalating entertainment to intimidate me. it has failed. >> the mayor and his family are not getting extra police protec
buss to get to and from the district. today the bus service opened a new terminal. it joins amtrak and bike share. the move emphasize's union station's critical role as a transportation hub. travelers say they like the convenience. >> it makes it real convenient. you don't have to worry about -- i'm going to new york city. you don't have to worry about driving up this and worrying about parking. >> it's more better here than at the old location. it's more convenient because you have union station, amtrak here also, and more connection points for anybody who is wanting to travel anywhere. >> the city pockets $47 million from the sale of the old greyhound bus terminal on first street northeast. >>> another really gorgeous day out there today. but we're hearing it might be down hill from here. doug? >> down hill, but the slope is not like this, vance. more like this. more of a cloud cover issue than a rain issue. but we will see some rain too. 5 out there right now with winds out of the southwest at 12 miles per hour. still fairly mild. and a lot warmer than it has been the louisiana
will be in court. >>> 5:05 now. about 40 passengers on a train were seriously injured none seriously, the amtrak train was headed from oakland down to bakersfield. police say the driver did not yield at the crossing gates, slammed right into the train pushing at least one car off the tracks. >> how did you not see that the train was crossing the arms were down? i don't know if there's any indication of any use of alcohol or drugs. >> tracks could be cleared by about 7 a.m. until then a bus bridge is now taking passengers around that accident area. >>> a local city leader says he wouldn't be intimidated. vallejo mayor osby davis's private law firm was purposely torched over the weekend gutting the building. davis says he has had numerous windows broken out in the past by rocks. he believes someone is trying to intimidate him. he says it's not working. >> i believe the last criminal act is part of an escalating attempt to intimidate me. let me make it very, very clear: it has failed. >> the mayor and his family are not getting extra police protection despite the targeted attacks. >>> more testimo
. between 30 and 50 passengers on that train were hurt, though none seriously. the amtrak train was headed from oakland to bakersfield. police say that the driver did not yield at the crossing gate and slammed right into the train, pushing at least one of the cars off the tracks. >> how did you not see that the train was crossing? >> i don't know if there was any indications of any use of alcohol or drugs. >> the big rig driver suffered moderate to major injuries. investigators say it is still unclear why he failed to stop. >>> well, it's crunch time for the presidential candidates. they are busy prepping for their first debate. a new washington post poll finds president obama has a two- point nationwide lead over romney. but in two of the swing states, his lead is much wider. nine points in florida and ten points in ohio. with less than 48 hours until the debate, grace lee explains how both sides are racing to lower the expectations. >> reporter: both the obama and romney campaigns are doing their best to lower expectations ahead of wednesday's debate. >> we expected all along that govern
amtrak passengers suffered injuries when a big rig collided with a locomotive in california. the crash caused three cars to derail and pin the truck driver inside his vehicle. according to officials, the semi drove past the rail crossing right into the train. investigators could not determine why the driver did not stop. >>> four men in mississippi battled a monster and lived to tell the tale. the hunters captured a 40 foot long alligator. bill says it's huge. that's an understatement. it weighs 697 pounds. well, once they hooked the animal, it took them two hours just to get close enough for the fatal shot. the catch is the largest in state history. >>> and finally, fried feuds usually get all the press at the texas state fair, but not on monday. we have a new star, everyone. you can see why. chefs used 635 bags of fritos corn chips, 635 cans of hormel chili and then 580 bags of shredded cheese to make the world's largest frito chili pie. thank you for doing that. it weighed over 1,300 pounds. now for a look at your national weather, we turn to nbc meteorologist bill karins who has yo
police arrived. >>> approximately 30 amtrak passengers suffered injuries when a big rig collided with a locomotive in california. the crash caused three cars to derail and pinned the truck driver inside his vehicle. according to officials, the semi drove past the rail crossing into the train. investigators have not determined why the driver did not stop. >>> well, four men in mississippi battled the monster and lived to tell a tale. it's almost unbelievable when you look at it. the hunters captured a 40 foot long alligator that weighs 697 pounds. once they hooked the animal, it took them two hours to get it close enough for the fatal gunshot. the catch is the largest in state history. >>> and finally, fried foods usually get all the press at texas state fairs, but not on monday. you can see why. chefs used 635 bags of frito corn chips, 635 cans of hormel chilli and then lots top it off with cheese, to make the world's largest frito chili pie. tasty. now for a look ot your weather, here is nbc meteorologist bill karins. >> i would need a gallon of ice cream to balance the salt and
over the other side. >> reporter: the crash will be closed during the investigation. amtrak is still running and they will carry passengers during the commute. >>> well, the famous hollywood sign in los angeles is getting a face-lift. the first time in almost 35 years. our reporter lauren savan is live near the landmark right now. that famous sign, what are they -- what are they doing to it? >> well, you know, it's one of the most iconic signs in the world. and they say it's been 35 years since it has had it's last refurbishing. well, they starting today, they are going to do an ex-- they are going to do an extensive cleaning. they are going to strip it, power wash it, prime it and repaint it. unlike most hollywood stars that get face-lifts. they are gonna do the front and the back. this will take eight to ten weeks. it will go through about 275 gallons of paint. 110 gallons of primer. when it is done, it will become fresh and new for generations to come. this sign has come around since 1923. that's when it was put up by -- but back in 1949, they took off the land part, it became the
for gloomy talk. >> part of the amtrak -- we do not have enough to go around. we're in a rough period. the flexibility that was felt to years ago under bush and clinton, we no longer have that cushion of our own prosperity. the battling has gone worse. absolutely. >> there will be some who point out this is still an energetic place. the energy does not come from government. it might come from the lack of it. america may be forced to find out in the years ahead. >> the british prime minister david cameron was in new york this week to reaffirm his government's goal to spend with their plans & on foreign aid. if all goes to plan, the u.k. will hit the -- to spend 0.7% on foreign aid. back home, there are plenty of politicians to think that's spending so much another country's problems at a time when the u.k. is in recession is madness. emily spoke to david cameron's former speechwriter and the executive director of an action group co-founded by the musician bono. >> whenever in the department is getting cut, is this unjustifiable? >> i do not think it is. it is affordable and the figure
to nationals playoff games. >> amtrak conductors mechanics, and engineers have been failing drug and alcohol tests over the last six years. an audit most of the positive results were for cocaine and mari the failure rate was 51% higher than the industry average. following the bickering and a third-party stepping in to solve the problem, the issue of paying to keep metro open for late night playoff games may not be an issue at all. wtop radio did some number crunching and found the number of riders would offset the $30,000 per hour that it costs to run metro. living social has offered to pay the deposit for home playoff games. the head of the american airlines pilot union is threatening to delay flights. the union says they have nothing to do with what the company says is the work slowdown. pilots rejected a contract offer this summer, a bankruptcy court gave american airlines permission to impose new rules on its pilots. up next, surprising new numbers on the damage assessment from hurricane isaac. apparently, they were way off. >> the director of the anncr: their dishonest ads are everywhe
are serving times in cases she had worked on. some of amtrak's conductors have been failing drug and alcohol tests more frequently over the last six years. internal audit indicates most of the positive results were from cocaine and marijuana. amtrak employees failure rate was 51% higher than the industry average. >> so even with all the bickering and a third party stepping in it turns out the issue of who would pay metro open may not be an issue after all. our news partner did some number crunching the number of riders from last weekend ds nats games offset the 30,000 per hour it takes to run metro. and no doubt more people would want to pay watch a playoff game. here's heads up for metro commuters. the red line trains will be single tracking. on the orange line buses will replace trains. buses also replace green line trains. trains will single track on the yellow line. expect delays on the blue line. straight ahead a warning for anyone who buys medication on line. why the f.d.a. says you might not be getting what you're paying for. plus
an amtrak train collided with a truck just about ten miles away. we reported on that last night during the fox report. amtrak spokeswoman says 39 people were injured there and among them, a newborn baby thrown from his mother's arms. >> the seat in front of us was literally ripped out and fell on top of him. so i had to lift the seat up and dig under the debris and i found him in his car seat. >> bill: investigators say the crossing gate was down and warning signals were functioning when the collision took place. >>> some encouraging news from u.s. auto makers. chrysler today reporting it had the best september sales month since before the recession. the nation's smallest auto maker reports that sales jumped about 12% last month and that it sold more than 142,000 vehicles, the most in any september since 2007. the other two members of the big three did not fair quite as well. general motors september sales up .5%. ford reports sales flat. several foreign auto makers absolutely crushed last month. volkswagen claims sales were up. toyota up 42%. amid new evidence western punishments are
for years but it has been delayed because it was appealed. >>> amtrak tried to get the rail project you are paying for. starting tonight and ending next week the railroad plans to stem them between maryland and massachusetts reaching record speeds of 165 miles per hour p. back in july you may remember they announced the multi billion dollar improvement plan despite being $1.34 billions in the red. >>> country super star toby keith giving someone a surprise of her life time during his concert. >> keith plucked her out of the krod in tribute to her husband employed in afghanistan. her husband returned home early. as the song ended major pete cruise walked out on the stage. >> the couple stayed on stage to help keith sing another song. that's your 5@5:00. >> i hope that was the beginning of the concert so they could spend more time together. >> in a few hours president obama will talk to the general assembly. stind of staying in new york city to meet world leaders he will skip out and return back to the campaign trail. kelly wright has more. >> president obama is expected to talk about a w
. an amtrak train derails after it collides with a tractor trailer. 20 people were hurt. the train was headed from oakland to bakers field that's when the truck through right through the gate. passengers were tossed around including a new born baby. >> the seat in front of us was ripped out and fell on top of him. i had to lift the seat up and i found him in his car seat. >>> a thank goodness none of those were life threatening. crews hope to have it up and running soon. >> 8 planes were pulled out of commission to inspect them. the plane forced to turn around and then return back to new york. it comes after a flight was forced to make an emergency landing after a row of seats began sliding around on a plane. this follows a string of issues on the airline that resulted in massive delays and cancellations in recent weeks. >>> a crucial ruling about whether to present a photo id at the polls will remain in effect. judge robert simpson will determine whether people in that state have equal access to photo id's in time for the election. the law sparked a whole bunch of protests who say it alienat
to answer about the derailment of an amtrak passenger train in california's central valley. at least 20 people were injured when several cars came off the rails after colliding with a big rig truck. a second train versus truck crash happened about ten miles away, leaving the truck driver with major injuries. >>> and an update on a story that caused so much outrage. new york mayor, michael bloomberg, says a retired locksmith will stop selling master keys to some of the most sensitive locks in the city, including the world trade center site. the keys are meant for firefighters and city officials to access electrical panels, elevators and subway stations. a "new york post" reporter bought a set on ebay for $150. scary that can get in the hands of the wrong person for $150. >> that is alarming. >>> it is time, now, for the weather from across this great nation. severe storms, with gusty winds and hail, from cincinnati to pittsburgh and lexington. showers with peeks of sunshine from new york to d.c. thunderstorms in the carolinas, georgia and florida. and more record heat in the southwest. >
safely returned to port. >>> in california, at least 20 passengers were injured when an amtrak train collided with a truck. it happened monday in california's central valley. the train derailed and was carrying about 169 passengers. the truck was destroyed. officials say the driver suffered only minor injuries before emergency services arrived, passengers helped get the injured off the train. >> we were there pulling people right off the train. the train was almost on its side. everything was very slippery. almost like standing on ice. it was very hard to maneuver. >> about ten miles away, a second accident about four hours later. a freight train hit a tractor-trailer. police say that driver was seriously injure >>> up next, we'll have your tuesday morning weather. in sports, who says there's no crying in baseball? there is if you made the playoffs. we'll tell you who's popping the corks this morning. made the playoffs. we'll tell you who's popping the corks this morning. jack, you're a little boring. boring. boring. [ jack ] after lauren broke up with me, i went to the citi private
appeal. >>> amtrak trains are going to be breaking the speed limit this week in parts of the northeast. the rail service is running some tests on higher speeds during overnight hours on four stretches of track, including the route between perriville, maryland, and wilmington, delaware. speed limits typically run between 135 and 150 miles per hour. that testing is part of a $450 million project to upgrade rail systems for future high speed rail. >>> 4:54 is your time. 57 degrees. making it tougher to have your 15 seconds of game. coming up at 5:10, hos snooki is inspiring one law maker to crack down on reality tv. >>> look can to make a little extra cash. toys 'r us is handling 45,000 seasonal workers to handle the rush of online workers. some of those temporary jobs could become permanent. about 15% of the last year's holiday workers became full-time employees. >>> you might want to avoid looking at your investment portfolio today if you own a lot of facebook stock. shares fell another 9.1% yesterday. investors reacted to reports of a possible security bug. online news sites were repor
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30 people were injured as an amtrak train derails. >>> crashing into several park car. >> behind the wheel, a 10-year-old. >> disturbing videos of a police officer punching a woman in the face prompted an internal investigation. >> all that -- >>> career low for tony romo, five interceptions. >> you don't answer the question. >> with all due respect, would you let me talk? >> will you answer my question? >> okay. >> please let me respond, okay? >> all that matters. >> couldn't you just go to the future and then come back and kill that arnold? >> on "cbs this morning." >> arnold schwarzenegger said you can't run from your mistakes. you have to confront them. yeah, especially if they look exactly like you and keep yeah, especially if they look exactly like you and keep calling you dad. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." there are just five weeks left in the race for the white house. the two candidates will spend the day preparing for tomorrow night's first dough bait in denver. a new quinnipiac university poll shows the president leading mitt romney by four
people are injured when an amtrak train collides with a big rig in california. >> check out this wild ride. a stolen van crashes into several parked cars. >> behind the wheel, a 10-year-old. >>> disturbing video of a police officer punching a woman in the face prompting an internal investigation. >>> a career night for tony romo. five interceptions. >>> let me talk -- >> would you answer my question? >> i'm not a student in your class room. please let me respond, okay? >>> couldn't you just go to the future and come back and kill that arnold? >>> arnold schwarzenegger you can't run from your mistakes. you have to confront them. yeah, especially if they look exactly like you and keep calling you dad. [ laughter ] captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." there are just five weeks in the race left for the white house. the two candidates will spend the day preparing for tomorrow night's first debate in denver. a new quinnipiac university poll of likely voters shows president obama leading mitt romney by four points, 49-45. >> last night in denver, romney was endorsed by
, not as criminals. [ applause ] we're going work with amtrak and bus and truck inspectors so they're on the lookout. we'll help teachers and educators. and better serve those who are vulnerable. especially our young people. we're turning the tables on the traffickers. just as they're using technology and the internet to exploit victims, we're goingarness technology to stop it. we're encouraging tech companies and advocates and law enforcement and challenging college students to develop tools that young people can use to stay safe online and on their smart phones. third, we'll do more to help victim res cover and rebuild their lives. we'll develop a new action plan to improve coordination across the federal government. we're increasing access to help survivors become self-sufficient. we're working to simply fie visa proce proceedures. this coming year, my office of faith-based partnerships will make human trafficking a focus of its work. they're doing great work. i'm also proud the announce a new partnership with humanity united. a multimillion dollar challenge to local communities to find new ways
equipped to take action and treat victims as victims, not as criminals. we will work with amtrak and bus and truck inspectors so they are on the lookout. we will help educators spot the signs as well and better serve those who are vulnerable. we are turning the tables on the traffickers. as they are using the internet to export their victims, we will use technology to stop them. we will do more to help victims recover and rebuild their lives. people will develop a new plan to improve coordination across the federal government. we will increase access to services to help survivors become self-sufficient. we will work to simplify the set procedures so that innocent victims from other countries can prosecute traffickers. my office of faith-based partnerships will make the fight against trafficking a focus of its work, and i am proud -- they are doing great work. i am proud to announce a new partnership with humanity united, which is a leader in anti-trafficking, a multi- million dollar challenge to local communities to find new ways to care for victims. i want to thank johns hopkins univers
enacted. under obama's watch, concealed weapons are now allowed on amtrak trains and on national parks. >> he's continued to pay lip service to those things, but he hasn't shown real leadership in pursuing those changes. >> yes, background checks have gotten more thorough for people under obama for people illegally buying guns in gunshots. the big problem remains to be gun shows and the internet, specifically unlicensed dealers selling firearms to buyers with no background check needed. president obama has supported closing the gun show loophole in the past. the white house says his focus now is on existing laws. governor romney says no to any further regulation of gun shows. >> there's no particular change in law that's going to keep people who are intent on doing harm from doing harm. >> the majority of gun owners would agree we should do everything we can to prevent criminals and fugitives from purchasing weapons. >> reporter: while president obama says he wants tougher gun laws, little was done during his first term. republican challenger romney has done more in the past but now sa
to $10 million in back taxes. that decision is incorrect. and they will likely appeal. >>> amtrak trains are breaking speed records in the northeast. they're running high speed tests in the overnight hours on four stretches of track, including the route between perryville, maryland, and wilmington, delaware. the trains will run at 165 miles per hour, matching the rail speed record. the trains currently run from 135 to 150 miles per hour. it's part of an ongoing project to upgrade rail systems for future high speed rail. >>> facebook shares fell another 1.9% yesterday. they reacted to reports of a possible security bug. online news sites were reporting private messages were appearing on some facebook users' public time lines. that rumor turned out to be false. >>> toys 'r us has the perfect gift for anyone looking to make a little extra cash this holiday season, a job. the company is hiring 45,000 seasonal workers to staff its pop-up stores and help handle the rush of online orders. that's 5,000 seasonal workers more than it hired last year, and some of the temporary jobs could become per
the nation's third largest carrier needs new planes. >>> and while you were sleeping, amtrak crews are hard at work trying to repair tracks. a truck driver failed to stop at a passenger crossing and pushed two passenger cars and the locomotive off the tracks. out of the 169 people on board, at least 20 people were injured. the truck driver suffered only minor injuries. >>> it seems the baltimore ravens locker room of all places is becoming a hot spot for the debate on gay marriage. for the second time this season, a ravens player has gone public with his opinion on this issue. center matt burke wrote an op ed for his hometown paper, the minneapolis star-tribune supporting traditional marriage. minnesota, like maryland, will be voting on same-sex marriage this november. burke, who is a harvard grad said, "i hope that in voicing my beliefs i encourage people on both sides to use reason and charity as they enter this debate." coach john harbaugh was asked about the differing opinions in the locker room. >> as long as everybody respects everybody else's opinion, that's the main thing. we talk a
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